Accepted an offer then got a better one? Here’s what to do!

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Review your contract When a seller accepts an offer, that doesn’t mean the deal is truly done. For one, did you sign a contract? Until you’ve got your John Hancock on that document, a home is still technically available, says Julia Towle of Avant Realty Group in Massachusetts. This contract—often called a home purchase agreement—defines the responsibilities of each party, deadlines, and specific contingencies. Once […]

Take on these habits and buy a home in 2017!

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Habit No. 1: Automate your down payment savings If you’re trying to squirrel away the recommended 20% down payment, that works out to about $40,000 for a $200,000 home. That’s a huge chunk of cash, so unless you’ve been the recipient of an inheritance or have recently won the lottery, you can never save too early or […]

It WILL eventually get cold! Get your home prepared!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Heating System Heaters and fireplaces are the most important tools to warming your home. Have a professional come and check yours if you think there might be a problem. Some tips for using your heater effectively: Maintain a minimum of 55 degrees in your home, even if you love the cold. In addition, instead of […]

The surprising feature 92% of home buyers are looking for!

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Laundry Room Percentage of buyers who want this feature: 92% Cost to install: $1,000 – $10,000 depending on scope of project More than anything else, homeowners want a room other than the guest bedroom to stack all the clean laundry in until it finally gets put away. A separate laundry room topped the National Association […]

What you need to inspect before you sell your home!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Sewer inspection The time to find out if your dream home has a faulty sewer system or requires any repair is before the closing, not after you’ve signed on the dotted line. This inspection is especially important for houses that are 20 years older or more. Not only can the pipes erode and break down, […]